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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 23, 2009 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Some '69 AUDs

For those of you who are stumbling around in '69 today - there's one show in which the AUD sounds BETTER than the Charlie Miller SBD! - SBD comes from a cassette, all hissy & grungy - audience tape made on stage, beautiful clear sound - but vocals are rather low, and the Cryptical>Doin' That Rag segue is cut

There's another great April '69 show where we only have the SBD of the first few songs -

But miraculously, a great-sounding tape was also made in the audience, so we can enjoy the Other One>Cryptical>Dark Star>Main Ten>Dark Star>St Stephen in all its glory!

There's a similar case in June, the Central Park NY show: - the SBD catches the nice Dancin' intro and a great jam intro to the new song Casey Jones - this AUD won't knock anyone's socks off, but it's most of the show (some nasty cuts in Dark Star). Said to be Marty Weinberg's first attempt at taping.

Moving ahead a few months, there's a series of AUDs made in late September, which don't sound that great (though 9-26 has a nice Dark Star with the earliest Feelin' Groovy jam, and 9-30 has the first China>Rider) - but the one I'd recommend is this show, which has the best of the rare Dead performances of The Seven:

And finally, there's one more really nice-sounding AUD I should mention from December - a very mellow show, check out the Main Ten>Baby Blue:

Then we have the Thelma Theater shows, which go for hours & hours and are a mix of AUD & SBD:

Well, that's not all the '69 AUDs but I think those are the main ones....

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Aug 23, 2009 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Some '69 AUDs

Thanks a bundle LIA

Always looking for AUD material.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 23, 2009 11:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Some '69 AUDs

Thanks for bringing these audience experiences to the surface!

Audience recordings from '69 are especially wild as it seems like everyone at in the audience is tripping their faces off and that is just a fun history lesson in itself! Of course everyone is freaking out because the music is also completely mind-melting... :)

I am not familiar with all of those shows but I really like 4-15-69. That Dark Star is very powerful and just commands your full attention. Jerry busts out some very original and groovy riffs that the whole band jumps on. Highly recommended!!!